Everest Base Camp heli trek, Nepal
US $2375ToUS $4595 including domestic flights only
Description of Everest Base Camp heli trek, Nepal
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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PlanetBefore the trek, we will provide a detailed briefing about the Everest Base Camp trek, how to be responsible travelers, minimize the impact on nature and how to preserve the environment and wildlife habitat in the Everest Region. For example, we advise not to throw plastic wastages or other wastages everywhere instead use the trash bin, rubbish pit, etc, Do not pluck up flowers and plants on the way, use local tea houses, avoid bathing or washing clothes in the stream, etc. We train and encourage our staff (guide, sherpas, porters) to collect non-disposable wastages found on the way and dispose of them in a proper way. We also recommend our travelers to carry the reusable water bottles and fill them again with boiled water from the lodges to help keep the environment clean from plastic bottles.
Our customers are encouraged to implement recycling habits into their daily life as it is one of the most effective ways to help lessen landfill waste, conserve natural resources, save habitats, reduce pollution, cut down on energy consumption, and slow down global warming.
We encourage the local people to avoid deforestation and do more aforestation programs and avoid animals poaching to save the environment and the wildlife habitat. Providing food wastages to domestic animals if possible too. We will also encourage the local people to use kerosene/gas fuel instead of firewood to minimize the impact on the environment.
The group size 1-8 people will be more convenient which can assist to minimize the impact on the environment.
While on the trail we will be passing through the local villages, forests, rivers, mountains, etc where we will encounter different domestic and wildlife animals, birds, etc. For wildlife viewing, or when traveling through wildlife-rich areas, the guide will brief the guests to view the wildlife in a responsible way. For example: keeping minimum distances, not using camera flashes, etc. The guide will explain the culture, scenery, flora, and fauna during the trek giving our clients a better insight into the local environment as well as a better respect for it. We only sell vacations in Nepal on a guided basis, for the client safety and to support the local economy.
Travelers are encouraged to be more focused on Eco-tourism and Green tourism so that they can help to preserve the wildlife and the environment and also help to minimize the negative impact on local cultures.
We recognize that flying is not a sustainable form of travel, however, it allows to be able to financially benefit numerous local communities from tourism.
Apart from short internal flights, the rest of the trekking is on foot with porters to transport luggage.
We originally belong to the Everest region, also known as the "Sherpas". Before choosing the staff for the trek. (for e.g. guide, porters and local tea houses suppliers) we make sure a like-minded staff is chosen. who also works to preserve the culture, environment, and community.
During the trek, we will be staying in the local tea houses which uses local and seasonally grown food which help to cuts down food travel miles which some restaurants feel they have to have in order to cater for 'western' guests.
PeopleWe aim to help to increase the living standards of the local people living in the Everest Region by creating more job opportunities, and sometimes facilitating sponsorship from interested tourists for local people for higher education and to travel abroad
Our travelers will be accommodated in the local standard lodges for overnight stays which are operated by the locals and food will be provided in the same lodge in an authentic way. Travelers can get to select food from the menu provided by the lodge for lunch and dinner but local Nepali cuisine is mostly selected by most travelers. This way we will be contributing to the local economy in an explicit way and develop the lifestyles of the rural area residents.
In some places, the local community separates a certain percentage of the price paid by the travelers in a reserve fund to be used in the development of that area. And this way, we will also be contributing to the development of that particular area. We encourage travelers to use local lodges, local tea houses, purchase local products such as fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, meat, drinks, handlooms products, handicrafts, clothes, etc which will help to generate more income and more employment opportunities for the local people
The guides will explain and accompany the travelers in case there are any local festivals going on (like Dashain, Tihar or Teej Festival ) and help them understand its importance and history so far as possible. If the travelers are interested, a visit to local monasteries can be organized where they can make some donations as financial help to the organizations.
With the help of the tourists, we also support the local community, school, and health post by providing medical materials, toys, educational materials, and some amount as a donation to the kids for their better education and growth.
There will be the use of local manpower who are well trained and experienced such as local English speaking guide and porter with equipped tools and clothes needed during the trek. The loaded carry will be in limit like 20-25 kg and all the field staff will be traveling insured.